Cle Jeltes


Cle Jeltes
Cle Jeltes

Cle Jeltes (left) measuring the East German Flying Dutchman at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Kingston (CAN).
Born Clemens Henricus Jeltes
March 11, 1924(1924-03-11)
The Hague,  Netherlands
Died July 3, 2010(2010-07-03) (aged 86)
Nederhorst den Berg, The Netherlands.
Nationality Dutch
Education Ship engineering, Glasgow
Occupation Businessman and philantropist
Known for Lifetime Involvement with the International Flying Dutchman
Notable works International FD measurer at seven consecutive Olympic Games starting 1968.
Awards Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau

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Clemens Henricus "Clé" Jeltes (11 March 1924, The Hague – 3 July 2010 Nederhorst den Berg) was a Dutch sailor and measurer at seven Olympic games. He was heavely involved with the technical development of the Flying Dutchman and was the driving force to focus at boat measurement to the parameters that really matter. From 1968 till 1992 he was the International FD measurer at seven consecutive Olympic games making sure that the sailing took place in correct boats. He was appointed the Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau in 2002 for, among other things, his services to Sailing.

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